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Exclusive Interview: “Dirty Water” Author Tom Kratman

 

When people talk about going back in time, it’s often to correct a mistake they or someone else made. But in Tom Kratman’s new urban fantasy flavored / sci-fi novel Dirty Water (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), the main character is instead a grandfather just taking his kids on a field trip to see the world of his youth. In the following email interview, Kratman discusses what inspired and influenced this novel, as well as his plans for future fictional trips to the past.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Dyson File” Author Jacob Holo

 

For the first four books of the Gordian Division series of time travel sci-fi police procedural murder mystery whodunit adventure novels, author Jacob Holo collaborated with fellow writer David Weber. But for the fifth, The Dyson File (paperback, Kindle), Holo is flying solo. In the following email interview, Holo explains what inspired and influenced this new mystery, as well as why he wanted to go it alone this time around.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Weltall File” Co-Author Jacob Holo

 

With The Weltall File (hardcover, Kindle), writers David Weber and Jacob Holo are extending the sci-fi series the Gordian Division that they launched in 2019 with The Gordian Protocol, and continued a year and then three years later with The Valkyrie Protocol and The Janus File, respectfully. In the following email interview, Holo discusses what inspired and influenced this sci-fi police procedural, including their plans for future installments.

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Exclusive Interview: “Myriad” Author Joshua David Bellin

 

In Philip K. Dick’s 1956 novella The Minority Report, and the Steven Spielberg movie version of it, crimes are prevented by people who can see into the future. But in his time travel thriller Myriad (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), writer Joshua David Bellin is taking a different approach to the justice system by letting people go back in time to undo crimes that have already been committed. In the following email interview, Bellin discusses what inspired and influenced this sci-fi story.

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Exclusive Interview: “Time Troopers” Co-Editor Christopher Ruocchio

 

While part of me wishes time travel was physically possible — if only so I could see Led Zeppelin at The Whiskey in January of 1969 — it’s probably best that it isn’t because you know not everyone would use it to see rock concerts they were too young to go to at the time. Some would weaponize it.

But while doing this may not be possible (thank god), it is still fun to read about. Say, in an anthology of time travel stories.

In the following email interview, writer and editor Christopher Ruocchio discusses Time Troopers (paperback, Kindle), a new collection of time travel-centric military sci-fi short stories he co-edited with frequent collaborator Hank Davis.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Paradox Hotel” Author Rob Hart

 

From robots to mobile phones to self-driving cars, science fiction stories have often predicted the future. Which bodes well for the hospitality industry, since writer Rob Hart has just predicted time travel luxury hotels in his new romantic sci-fi novel The Paradox Hotel (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook). Well, except that, as he and I discuss in the following email interview about Paradox, this story starts with a murder…

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Exclusive Interview: “& This Is How To Stay Alive” Author Shingai Njeri Kagunda

 

It’s important to know when to take advice and when to heed criticism. Just ask writer Shingai Njeri Kagunda; had she ignored the feedback she received for her short story “And This Is How To Stay Alive,” she never would’ve expanded it into the Afrofuturist time travel sci-fi novella & This Is How To Stay Alive (paperback). In the following email interview, Kagunda discusses what else helped shaped this story.

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Exclusive Interview: Scorpion Author Christian Cantrell

 

With the release of his new time travel sci-fi thriller novel Scorpion (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), writer Christian Cantrell completes a journey he actually began eleven years and far fewer words ago. In the following email interview, Cantrell discusses what inspired and influenced this story, which will also soon be coming to a theater near you.

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Exclusive Interview: Now, Then, And Everywhen Author Rysa Walker

 

As fans of the Terminator movies can tell you, keeping track of things in a time travel story can sometimes be tricky. Consider, for a moment, Rysa Walker’s new novel, Now, Then, And Everywhen (paperback, Kindle), which is the first novel of her new series, CHRONOS Origins, which is itself a prequel to her CHRONOS Files series…despite the fact that — as she explains in the following email interview about all of this — this new novel starts after the CHRONOS Files novels.